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Gero Miesenböck

Gero Miesenböck

Professor Gero Miesenböck FMedSci FRS


Elected: 2015


Gero Miesenböck is Waynflete Professor of Physiology and founding Director of the Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour at the University of Oxford. A native of Austria, he was on the faculty of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York and Yale University before coming to Oxford in 2007. Gero has received several major awards for his invention of optogenetics, including the InBev-Baillet Latour International Health Prize in 2012 and The Brain Prize in 2013.

Interest and expertise

Subject groups

  • Anatomy, physiology and neurosciences
    • Cellular neuroscience, Development and control of behaviour, Physiology incl biophysics of cells (non-clinical), Behavioural neuroscience
  • Biochemistry and molecular cell biology
    • Cell biology (incl molecular cell biology)


Neuroscience, Behavior, Decision making, Biophysics, Cell biology, Optogenetics

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